Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact H.B. Fuller (FUL) Stock Price

Press coverage about H.B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. H.B. Fuller earned a daily sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.6420061754762 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of H.B. Fuller (NYSE FUL) opened at $53.66 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 2.63 and a quick ratio of 1.72. The company has a market capitalization of $2,700.86, a P/E ratio of 21.55 and a beta of 1.73. H.B. Fuller has a 1-year low of $45.82 and a 1-year high of $58.74.

H.B. Fuller (NYSE:FUL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, September 27th. The specialty chemicals company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.67 by ($0.02). The firm had revenue of $562.87 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $553.66 million. H.B. Fuller had a return on equity of 13.08% and a net margin of 4.76%. equities research analysts anticipate that H.B. Fuller will post 2.6 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 2nd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, October 19th were paid a $0.15 dividend. This represents a $0.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.12%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, October 18th. H.B. Fuller’s dividend payout ratio is presently 29.41%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on FUL. Robert W. Baird began coverage on H.B. Fuller in a research note on Thursday, September 14th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $60.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research cut H.B. Fuller from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 30th. Citigroup Inc. cut H.B. Fuller from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $60.00 price target for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. ValuEngine cut H.B. Fuller from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of H.B. Fuller in a research note on Thursday, August 24th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and eight have issued a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $57.60.

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In other H.B. Fuller news, VP Robert J. Martsching sold 3,870 shares of H.B. Fuller stock in a transaction on Monday, October 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.93, for a total value of $224,189.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, VP Traci L. Jensen sold 5,397 shares of H.B. Fuller stock in a transaction on Monday, October 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $58.40, for a total value of $315,184.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 3.10% of the company’s stock.

H.B. Fuller Company Profile

H.B. Fuller Company is a formulator, manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products. The Company’s segments include Americas Adhesives, Europe, India, Middle East and Africa (EIMEA), Asia Pacific, Construction Products and Engineering Adhesives. The Americas Adhesives, EIMEA and Asia Pacific operating segments produce and supply industrial adhesives products for applications in various markets, including durable assembly, nonwoven and hygiene, and textile.

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